New Titles Available on the Philanthropy Southeast Lending Library

Explore these recently-published works, now available through our online Lending Library. Philanthropy Southeast members have exclusive access to our virtual collection offering e-books and audiobooks on best practices in philanthropy, advancing equity, and social sector leadership.


The Smart Nonprofit: Staying Human-Centered in An Automated World
by Beth Kanter & Allison Fine
The Smart Nonprofit offers a roadmap for the once-in-a-generation opportunity to remake work and accelerate positive social change. It comes from understanding how to use smart tech strategically, ethically, and well. Smart tech does well with rote tasks like filling out expense reports and identifying prospective donors. However, it is also beginning to do very human things like screening applicants for jobs and social services. Beth Kanter and Allison Fine outline the ways that smart nonprofits must stay human-centered and root out embedded bias in order to succeed at the compassionate and creative work that only humans can and should do.


The Toolbox: Strategies for Crafting Social Impact
by Jacob Harold
Former GuideStar CEO and celebrated nonprofit executive Jacob Harold delivers an expert guide to doing good in the 21st century. This book explores nine tools that have driven world-shaking social movements and billion-dollar businesses – tools that can work just as well for a farmer’s market or fire department, or any other organization aimed at achieving social good. The author describes each of the tools – including storytelling, mathematical modeling, and design thinking – in stand-alone chapters, intertwining each with a consistent narrative and full-color visual structure.


From Generosity to Justice: A New Gospel of Wealth
by Darren Walker
Andrew Carnegie wrote his original "Gospel of Wealth" in 1889, during the height of the Gilded Age. His essay laid the foundation for modern philanthropy in America. Today, we find ourselves in a new gilded age defined by levels of inequality that far surpass those of Carnegie's time. The widening chasm between haves and have-nots demands our immediate attention. Now is the time for a new "Gospel of Wealth." Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, articulates a bold vision for philanthropy in the 21st century. With contributions from an array of thinkers, activists, and leaders including Laurene Powell Jobs, David Rockefeller Jr., and Dr. Elizabeth Alexander, this work challenges and emboldens readers to consider philanthropy as a tool for achieving economic, social, and political justice.


The Four Pivots: Reimagining Justice, Reimagining Ourselves
by Shawn A. Ginwright
In The Four Pivots, Dr. Shawn Ginwright contends that we need a fundamental shift in our values – a pivot in how we think, act, work, and connect. Despite what we’ve been told, the most critical mainspring of social change isn’t coalition building or problem analysis. It’s healing: deep, whole, and systemic, inside and out. Ginwright breaks down the common myths of social movements and shows us why these frames don’t work, proposing instead four revolutionary pivots for better activism and collective leadership: awareness, connection, vision, and presence. The work is supplemented with reflections, prompts, cutting-edge research, and the author’s own insights and lived experience as an African American social scientist, professor, and movement builder.


Nonprofit Neighborhoods: An Urban History of Inequality and the American State
by Claire Dunning
Nonprofits serving a range of municipal and cultural needs are now so ubiquitous in American cities that it can be difficult to envision a time when they were more limited in number, size, and influence. Turning back the clock, however, Dunning uncovers both an illuminating story of how the nonprofit sector became such a dominant force in American society, as well as a troubling one of why this growth occurred alongside persistent poverty and widening inequality. Claire Dunning's book connects these two stories in histories of race, democracy, and capitalism, revealing how the federal government funded and deputized nonprofits to help individuals in need, and in so doing avoided addressing the structural inequities that necessitated such action in the first place.


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